Period
to 21 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 316 414 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.92% 34.36% 23.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 37.40% 39.35% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 309 202
North East median daily rate £426 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% +7.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £301
90th Percentile £550 £603 £550
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
North East median hourly rate - £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% -1.16% -

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 845 1,052 1,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.02% 87.30% 84.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 673 681
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £251 £263 £244
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 43
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £12.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.33% -57.89% +1.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.13 £10.10
90th Percentile £43.75 £27.85 £47.50
England median hourly rate £24.10 £21.00 £24.66
% change year-on-year +14.76% -14.84% +9.60%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 247 £425 -0.58% 73
Durham 0 36 £445 +1.71% 16
Teesside - 12 £350 -
Cleveland - 1 £338 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 91 (28.80%) Test Automation
2 88 (27.85%) Scrum
3 85 (26.90%) DevOps
4 58 (18.35%) Azure
5 54 (17.09%) Selenium
6 49 (15.51%) Public Sector
7 48 (15.19%) Kanban
8 46 (14.56%) Docker
8 46 (14.56%) JavaScript
9 44 (13.92%) C#
10 42 (13.29%) TDD
10 42 (13.29%) JIRA
11 41 (12.97%) SQL
12 40 (12.66%) Security Cleared
12 40 (12.66%) User Experience
13 39 (12.34%) Open Source
14 38 (12.03%) Microservices
14 38 (12.03%) Jenkins
14 38 (12.03%) Java
14 38 (12.03%) Kubernetes
15 36 (11.39%) Confluence
16 35 (11.08%) CSS
16 35 (11.08%) Web Services
16 35 (11.08%) Linux
17 34 (10.76%) .NET
17 34 (10.76%) HTML
18 33 (10.44%) Cucumber
18 33 (10.44%) QA
18 33 (10.44%) Coaching
19 32 (10.13%) AWS

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (11.39%) Confluence
2 9 (2.85%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.58%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.58%) nginx
5 4 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.95%) JBoss
6 3 (0.95%) Jetty
6 3 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.63%) CMS
7 2 (0.63%) SAS
8 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 58 (18.35%) Azure
2 32 (10.13%) AWS
3 27 (8.54%) GitHub
4 26 (8.23%) OpenShift
5 13 (4.11%) Serverless
6 9 (2.85%) Google Analytics
7 8 (2.53%) Office 365
7 8 (2.53%) PaaS
8 7 (2.22%) SaaS
9 5 (1.58%) Datadog
9 5 (1.58%) IaaS
10 4 (1.27%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.95%) GCP
11 3 (0.95%) Slack
12 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.63%) AWS Fargate
12 2 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.63%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.16%) DNS
1 10 (3.16%) HTTP
2 9 (2.85%) Skype
2 9 (2.85%) SSL
2 9 (2.85%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.53%) PBX
3 8 (2.53%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.63%) Internet
4 2 (0.63%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) DHCP
5 1 (0.32%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.32%) NAS
5 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.48%) MySQL
2 9 (2.85%) MongoDB
2 9 (2.85%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.58%) DB2
6 3 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.63%) Power BI
7 2 (0.63%) QlikView
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.63%) ZAP BI
8 1 (0.32%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 54 (17.09%) Selenium
2 42 (13.29%) JIRA
3 38 (12.03%) Jenkins
4 33 (10.44%) Cucumber
5 31 (9.81%) Git (software)
6 18 (5.70%) JUnit
7 17 (5.38%) SoapUI
8 16 (5.06%) Gatling
8 16 (5.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (4.75%) Maven
10 14 (4.43%) JMeter
11 10 (3.16%) SpecFlow
12 8 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.53%) WebDriver
13 7 (2.22%) Appium
14 5 (1.58%) HP UFT
15 4 (1.27%) LoadRunner
15 4 (1.27%) SonarQube
15 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
15 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (15.51%) Public Sector
2 25 (7.91%) Finance
3 16 (5.06%) Banking
4 13 (4.11%) Publishing
5 6 (1.90%) Retail
5 6 (1.90%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Back Office
7 2 (0.63%) Front Office
7 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (18.04%) Developer
2 42 (13.29%) Analyst
3 27 (8.54%) Scrum Master
4 25 (7.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (6.33%) Business Analyst
5 20 (6.33%) Designer
6 18 (5.70%) Architect
7 16 (5.06%) Test Analyst
8 15 (4.75%) Agile Scrum Master
8 15 (4.75%) Product Manager
8 15 (4.75%) User Researcher
9 13 (4.11%) Consultant
10 11 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (3.48%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.16%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (3.16%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.85%) Python Developer
12 9 (2.85%) Test Engineer
13 8 (2.53%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.08%) CSS
1 35 (11.08%) Web Services
2 34 (10.76%) .NET
2 34 (10.76%) HTML
3 25 (7.91%) REST
4 24 (7.59%) XML
5 18 (5.70%) SOAP
6 17 (5.38%) JSON
7 15 (4.75%) .NET Core
7 15 (4.75%) Gherkin
7 15 (4.75%) Node.js
8 12 (3.80%) AngularJS
8 12 (3.80%) HTML5
8 12 (3.80%) jQuery
9 11 (3.48%) CSS3
10 10 (3.16%) Play Framework
10 10 (3.16%) Sass
11 9 (2.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (2.85%) Velocity
12 7 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.66%) User Experience
2 18 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.58%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.95%) Mashup
8 3 (0.95%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) NHS
10 1 (0.32%) Blog
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) PMI
10 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.08%) Linux
2 21 (6.65%) Windows
3 15 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.85%) Unix
5 3 (0.95%) Android
5 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.32%) VME
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (28.80%) Test Automation
2 88 (27.85%) Scrum
3 85 (26.90%) DevOps
4 48 (15.19%) Kanban
5 42 (13.29%) TDD
6 39 (12.34%) Open Source
7 38 (12.03%) Microservices
8 33 (10.44%) Coaching
9 30 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (9.18%) Project Management
10 29 (9.18%) Software Engineering
11 28 (8.86%) BDD
11 28 (8.86%) Mentoring
12 26 (8.23%) Analytics
12 26 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (8.23%) Test Strategy
12 26 (8.23%) User Stories
13 22 (6.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 20 (6.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.56%) JavaScript
2 44 (13.92%) C#
3 41 (12.97%) SQL
4 38 (12.03%) Java
5 27 (8.54%) Python
6 21 (6.65%) PowerShell
7 19 (6.01%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.06%) C
9 12 (3.80%) Ruby
9 12 (3.80%) Scala
10 10 (3.16%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.53%) C++
12 6 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.90%) Perl
13 3 (0.95%) Go
14 2 (0.63%) COBOL
15 1 (0.32%) ABAP
15 1 (0.32%) PHP
15 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 19 (6.01%) ISTQB
3 19 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (4.43%) ISEB
6 12 (3.80%) Degree
7 4 (1.27%) PMP
7 4 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.95%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.32%) CISM
10 1 (0.32%) CISSP
10 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.44%) QA
2 10 (3.16%) WCAG
3 5 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (14.56%) Docker
2 8 (2.53%) Gluster
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) LXC
3 1 (0.32%) NFS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (12.03%) Kubernetes
2 25 (7.91%) Ansible
3 15 (4.75%) HAProxy
4 11 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.48%) Puppet
5 10 (3.16%) CloudForms
5 10 (3.16%) Kibana
6 9 (2.85%) Grafana
7 5 (1.58%) Nagios
8 4 (1.27%) SCCM
9 2 (0.63%) Packer
9 2 (0.63%) Terraform
10 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.32%) Oozie
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (9.81%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.01%) Oracle
3 14 (4.43%) Google
4 9 (2.85%) Pega
5 6 (1.90%) Citrix
6 5 (1.58%) New Relic
6 5 (1.58%) Splunk
7 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.95%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.63%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.63%) SAP
9 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco
10 1 (0.32%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.32%) HP
10 1 (0.32%) Informatica
10 1 (0.32%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.32%) VMware